Shannon Chamber Issues Call to Companies running Apprenticeship Programmes


Recent discussions with St Patrick’s Comprehensive School in Shannon pointed to a dearth of knowledge about the types of apprenticeships open to second-level students as a career option.


Taking note of this, and conscious that there are so many excellent companies in the area that run apprenticeship schemes, the Chamber is organising an apprenticeship-focused evening and wishes to hear from companies who run apprenticeship schemes and may wish to participate in this event. It will take place on Wednesday, 14 March from 6-8pm in St Patrick’s Comprehensive School in Shannon.


Students from all schools in the area, and their parents are encouraged to attend. Prior booking via Shannon Chamber’s website ( will be essential. Attendance is free of charge.


Representatives from companies offering apprenticeships will make short presentations and will also have a small exhibition space to facilitate one-to-one discussions with students.


Making the call to companies and students to participate in this event, Shannon Chamber’s chief executive Helen Downes said: “ Having just launched our first structured TY programme for students in conjunction with schools and companies in Shannon, we saw the need to take this collaboration further. We now want to link students , who are making their career choice but who may not wish to go directly to College, with companies that run apprenticeship schemes.


“It’s a new type of event for us as a Chamber but the students of today are the businesses of tomorrow and we want to help guide them in the right direction. We are delighted to have established linkages with the schools in the area and plan on building on this in the months ahead.”


If your company runs an apprenticeship scheme and would like to participate in the event, Shannon Chamber would like to hear from you. Similarly, students and parents are extended an open invitation to attend the event in St Patrick’s Comprehensive School on Wednesday, 14 March from 6-8pm. 


Booking for this free-of-charge event is via